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Linux and Red Hat Linux Certification

Red Hat System Administration I Virtual (RH124VT)

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  • Overview

    Red Hat System Administration I provides a foundation for students wishing to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise-level tools. These concepts are further developed in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134).

  • Who Should Take This Course


    This class is for IT professionals across a broad range of disciplines who need to perform essential Linux administration tasks including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and basic security administration.


    There are no formal prerequisites for this course; however, previous operating system administration experience will be very beneficial.


    A complete list of system requirements can be foundĀ here.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Use the command line
    • Manage physical storage
    • Install and configure software components and services
    • Establish network connections and firewall access
    • Monitor and manage processes
    • Manage and secure files
    • Administrate users and groups
    • Access Linux file systems
    • Install and use virtualized systems
    • Review the system log files and journal
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline
    Access the command line
    1. Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.

    Manage files from the command line

    1. Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt.
    Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    1. Resolve problems by using online help systems and Red Hat support utilities.

    Create, view, and edit text files

    1. Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor.
    Manage local Linux users and groups
    1. Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies.
    Control access to files with Linux file system permissions
    1. Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.
    Monitor and manage Linux processes
    1. Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it.
    Control services and daemons
    1. Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd
    Configure and secure OpenSSH service
    1. Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using OpenSSH
    Analyze and store logs
    1. Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.
    Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking
    1. Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
    Archive and copy files between systems
    1. Archive files and copy them from one system to another.
    Install and update software packages
    1. Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.
    Access Linux file systems
    1. Access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
    Use virtualized systems
    1. Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt.
    Comprehensive review
    1. Practice and demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in this course.
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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